Monday, October 26, 2015

McCormick & Schmick's Recognizes Military Veterans with Complimentary Entree on November 8

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants thank U.S. military veterans by offering a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée to the brave men and women who have served our country on Sunday, November 8 in recognition of Veteran’s Day. McCormick & Schmick’s will treat veterans for the 16th consecutive year to a special menu at participating locations across the country.

“For 16 years, McCormick & Schmick’s has treated our nation’s heroes with a well-deserved meal,” said Tilman Fertitta, sole owner, chairman and CEO of Landry’s Inc. “These veterans should be recognized for their service; and we look forward to honoring them in our restaurants.”

McCormick & Schmick’s prides itself on the fresh seafood selection available daily and this special menu will be no exception. On November 8, veterans can choose a single complimentary lunch or dinner entrée, including options such as Buttermilk Fried Shrimp, Cedar Planked or Grilled Salmon, Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Tender Beef Medallions, Beer Battered Fish and Chips, Romano Chicken Chopped Salad, and McCormick’s Cheeseburger, among others.

McCormick & Schmick’s has recognized military veterans with a special event every year since 1999. The program has been praised by former President George W. Bush and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as a number of state veterans departments and the National Restaurant Association.

Verification of service is required. Reservations are highly encouraged, as tables fill up quickly. Guests can visit to find a location near them and to book their reservations today.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Sur La Table To Remodel Rookwood Commons Location To Include Culinary Program

Seattle-based Sur La Table, the retail destination for those with a passion for cooking and a love for food, has confirmed the remodel of the Rookwood Commons/Cincinnati, OH store location to include a culinary program, reopening in October 2015. Reopening date is subject to change. Please verify prior to publishing information.

“We are thrilled to announce that our Rookwood Commons store will be adding a culinary program to this location so that residents who share our passion for cooking can experience it firsthand” says Diane Neal, CEO of Sur La Table. “Our stores offer an unparalleled selection of exclusive and premium-quality goods for the kitchen and dining table and we’re excited to add our cooking class program to the mix. As one of the largest avocational cooking programs nationwide, we will be offering a diverse and exciting schedule of hands-on cooking classes, led by classically trained chefs.”

Sur La Table is celebrating a 40-year legacy of knowledgeable and passionate service. Dedicated employees, many of them serious cooks themselves, share their expertise and enthusiasm for cooking every day.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Cincinnati Cracks WalletHub's Top 10 Cities for Foodies

With Oct. 16 being World Food Day and nearly a third of the U.S. food dollar being spent on restaurant services, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best and Worst Foodie Cities for Your Wallet.

To find the most affordable culinary scenes in the U.S., WalletHub analyzed the 150 most populated cities across 18 key metrics, ranging from the cost of groceries to the number of restaurants per capita.

Best Foodie Cities for Your Wallet
1 Portland, OR
2 Orlando, FL
3 San Francisco, CA
4 Oakland, CA
5 Seattle, WA
6 Cincinnati, OH
7 Santa Rosa, CA
8 Tampa, FL
9 Rochester, NY
10 Miami, FL

Worst Foodie Cities for Your Wallet
141 Fayetteville, NC
142 Ontario, CA
143 Columbus, GA
144 Montgomery, AL
145 Shreveport, LA
146 Peoria, AZ
147 Jackson, MS
148 Fontana, CA
149 North Las Vegas, NV
150 Moreno Valley, CA

Interesting Stat: The number of grocery stores per capita is 11 times higher in Cincinnati than in Santa Clarita, Calif.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A-B Packs Over 100,000 Meals for Cincinnati Community

WHAT: In celebrating its 40th year anniversary of giving back to organizations that empower the community, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation and its retail wholesalers are teaming up with Matthew 25 Ministries to fight hunger and provide 100,000 healthy meals to the greater Cincinnati area. The goal for Anheuser-Busch is to distribute 500,000 meals across the country by way of its annual regional wholesaler meetings and reach the one million mark by end of year.

The Pack Shack, a non-profit dedicated to preparing highly nutritious meals, which include at least 10 grams of protein per serving and 19 essential vitamins and minerals will aide in the preparation of all meals.

· Julio Suárez, Senior Director of Community Affairs, Anheuser-Busch
· Kevin Feehan, Vice President of Region 3, Anheuser-Busch
· Mike Schulte, Matthew 25 Ministries
· Bret Raymond, Co-Founder and COO, The Pack Shack

Hyatt Regency
151 W 5th Street
Regency ERG Ballroom

Tuesday, October 6
3:00 PM – Opening remarks
3:15 PM – Assembly of meals and party begins

Since 1997, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation has provided more than $557 million to charitable organizations, including those that support education, the environment, economic development, disaster relief and military personnel.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Certified Angus Beef Brand Announces "Roast Perfect" Smartphone App

Turkey and ham may be viewed as the center of many holiday tables, but a recent survey* showed that more than 30 percent of the population also considers beef roast appropriate for a holiday meal.

The same survey found that nearly two-thirds of consumers don’t know what cuts of beef are best for roasting. Furthermore, 19 percent of consumers say they don’t know how to prepare a roast.Until now.

This month, the Certified Angus Beef ® brand launched Roast Perfect, a free app for smartphones and tablets designed to help consumers easily buy, prepare and enjoy a delicious beef roast this holiday season. The app is available now for both Apple and Android devices.

Roast Perfect includes a roast selection guide, chef-developed and tested roast recipes, step-by-step video tutorials, a store locator, built-in timer, portion calculator and more. There are also recipes for seasonal side dishes from Le Creuset®.

“We are thrilled to announce Roast Perfect, our first ever smartphone cooking app,” said Tracey Erickson, vice president of marketing for the Certified Angus Beef ® brand. “Offering a wide selection of interactive tools, tips and recipes for both roasts and side dishes, all developed by culinary experts but simple enough to make at home, Roast Perfect will help any cook start a new holiday tradition.”

The Roast Perfect app includes the following state-of-the-art features: Select A Roast: From a tenderloin roast to the classic bone-in rib, select a type of roast and total people being served. The app then calculates the number of pounds of beef to buy, as well as suggested roast recipes for that cut and side dish pairings from Le Creuset®.

Recipes & Tips: Browse recipes based on roast type, keyword search or bloggers’ favorites. “Heart” certain recipes to save in your Favorites Folder, or send directly to the printer with one tap. There’s also a “Degrees of Doneness” guide paired with helpful images, as well as video tutorials and step-by-step directions that demonstrate roasting techniques, such as how to choose, tie and carve.

Roasting Timer: Simply select the roast type, weight and desired degree of doneness, and the app provides an automatic timer to guide you in the kitchen.

Store Locator: Search local retailers and grocery stores by ZIP code, or tap the Current Location button to view stores nearby.

About the Certified Angus Beef ® brand
Founded in 1978 by real Angus cattlemen, the Certified Angus Beef ® brand is the original Angus brand and the only one owned by the American Angus Association®. Made up of a collection of family ranchers, the Certified Angus Beef ® brand was created with a shared belief that still drives the brand today: that its customers can taste the pride that goes into every cut.

Known for its exceptional quality and generous marbling, the Certified Angus Beef ® brand strictly adheres to 10 exacting quality standards that give it incredible juiciness, unparalleled tenderness and exceptional flavor. Only the best of the best Angus beef makes the cut, by meeting standards more selective than USDA Choice and Prime.

For more information, visit, read the brand’s blog at, or look for the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.